Alumni Laurels

Alumni Laurels


S.No Alumni Name Class & Year Event Details 
1 Janice Xavier PGPM Flex 2017 Won an award for her startup 'Adorn Elegance' at Bazaar 2020
2 Mahesh Varadharajan PGPM Flex 2012 Awarded the SCAIN Agilist of the Year for 2019-2020
3 Parvez Alam PGPM Flex 2012 Chosen as a mentor for the 'Innovating Smart Cities' Hackathon
4 Sjio George PGPM 2009 Appointed to Indian Govt.'s committee on Science and Tech for 2020-2021
5 Sabarinath C Nair PGPM 2008 Alumnus of 2008 batch Sabarinath C Nair presented his Skillveri spray painting simulator to PM Modi on his trip to IIT Madras Research Park. His startup Skillveri is a Psychophysics based simulations for Skills and Training.
6 Alumni Cricket League   Alumni team of Great Lakes who won the Alumni Cricket League series. The other participants of this league were IIT Madras, IIM Kozhikode, ISB, PAN IIT, XLRI, IIM Bangalore, and IIM Calcutta
7 Great Lakes Alumni Team won 20-20 Tournament amongst B schools   Our Alumni team won the Fr. McGrath Trophy Memorial in the 20-20 tournament against 5 B-Schools and Alumni Sriramkumar Vijayan from PGDM 2018 received a trophy for he best bowler of the tournament.
8 Kartik Kannan and Vishal PGPM 2008 and PGDM 2017 Kartik Kannan and Vishal, along with friends have launched, a platform that presents cricket data analysis like never before with all the relevant facts to stay ahead of the game. The platform’s advanced cricket algorithms, helps the user follow cricket differently through Criclytics.
9 Sriram Vijay PGDM 2018 Sriram Vijay has launched ‘Ruckus sporting hub’- a one of a kind fitness arena to motive and provide best experience in sporting facility, in Kodambakkam, Chennai.
10 Prachi Garg PGPM 2012 Alumna Startup - Ghoomophiro, bagged MP Tourism Award by Tourism Minister of the state on March 1, 2019.
11 Arpita Kapoor  PGPM 2016  Bagged 2nd place at Tata Business Leadership Awards Competition for the year 2018 and received INR 2 Lakh prize 
12 Abhinav Mittal  PGPM 2006 Sep 2018 – Launched his 1st Book – “Reduce IT Cost 101 Questions for Business and Technology Leaders to Save Millions in IT Spending”.
The book presents 101 proven IT cost reduction strategies for business and technology executives to optimize returns on IT investments. His inspiration for writing this book has been Late Dr. Bala Balachandran’s class on Management Accounting that provided essential skills to work with CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs of multibillion dollar companies in driving large cost optimization programs.

Jan 2019 – Set up his unique Entrepreneurial venture in Dubai, Offering IT Cost Reduction Advisory services to Global Enterprises helping them deliver higher returns on their technology investments.

May 2019 - Launched his 2nd Book - “Reduce cloud computing cost – 101 ideas to save millions in public cloud spending” for Information Technology and Finance professionals to help them reduce their spending on Amazon, Microsoft or Google public cloud services, without adding risks to their business operations.

Nov 2021 – Awarded Golden Visa by UAE Government
13 Anirudh Gupta    Invited to participate in the Live Town hall Interaction of Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi with IT Professionals at the launch of mygov initiative “Main Nahin Hum” portal and app, in New Delhi
14 Rahul Ganapathy  PGPM Flex 2012 Invited as a speaker at IOT India Congress in New Delhi on October 9 – 10, 2018. He was one among the shortlisted Thought Leader speakers for the event. This was the 3rd Edition of India’s largest Platform of Platforms for the Internet of Things that focused on the domain and the future it presents.
15 Prachi Garg  PGPM 2012 Great Laker Prachi Garg from PGPM 2012 has been featured among ‘Best Travel Blogs 2018: Top Influencers to follow’ by Credit Donkey, a portal that offers personal finance savings and other tips to deal with in day to day life. 
16 Rahul Ganapathy  PGPM Flex 2012 Start-up featured among top 20 by CIO Review 
17 Rajiv Ambat Menon PGPM 2011 Featured among 40 Under 40 – South India’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs by New Indian Express – Edex. 
18 Prachi Garg  PGPM 2012 Alumna Prachi Garg after authoring two books: ‘Superwomen’, ‘Supercouples’, launched ‘Super siblings’ that shares Inspiring Stories of Enterprising Siblings.
19 Srivas Ramgopal PGPM 2008 Alumnus Participates in Annual Atlanta  Annual Atlanta Romanian Church Table Tennis Tournament held in February 2018. The tournament featured top 100 players in which Mr. Srinivas came as Runner up. He is currently working as VP – Digital Testing, Accenture, North America.

Media Mentions 

S.No Alumni Name Class & Year Event Details 
1 Amit Goenka PGPM 2018 Featured in Economic Times CIO for his contribution to Supply Chain at Locos Consulting
2 Garima Bharadwaj PGPM 2014 Featured in YourStory & Times of India for building an innovative operating system for real estate
3 Savitha Kuttan PGPM 2005 Savitha Kuttan (PGPM 2005) and her social enterprise venture - Omnicuris has been exclusively featured by YourStory. Omnicuris is an impact driven social enterprise that is pioneering online CME (Continuous Medical Education ) for doctors by leveraging advanced digital technology and combining it with rich medical expertise of reputed medical associations and medical institutes in India with the primary goal of improving quality of healthcare through continuous education and training.
4 Ramesh Natarajan PGPM 2011 Alumnus Ramesh Natarajan from PGPM 2011 along with his colleague Vignesh from Tiger Analytics have been interviewed by ESPN as part of ‘LinkedIn ESPN Office Sports Quiz’. Ramesh works as at Tiger Analytics and were the 4th Semi – finalist in the quiz contest hosted by LinkedIn in partnership with ESPN.
5 Rahul Ganapathy PGPM Flex 2012 Rahul Ganapath's start-up – Atsuya Technologies Pvt Ltd., has been featured by Enterprise IT Magazine under ‘ Startups to look out for in the IoT, AI and ML domain in their latest issue. Congratulation Rahul!
6 Lakshya Chawla PGDM 2014 Lakshya Chawla has been exclusively profiled by various media publications. The story talks about him and his start-up journey that was launched while pursuing an MBA from Great Lakes, and, how he opted for courses after receiving advise from faculty, that further helped in shaping up his venture.
7 Aravind Kumar PGPM 2012 A fitness startup – Metamorphisis –Trust, Train and Transform, an initiative to spread the gospel of long distance running and help athletes achieve their true potential. A UESCA certified running coach, it is to be noted that Aravind was the only participant from Chennai, as well as the youngest from the country, to complete the Comrades Marathon in South Africa in 2014.
8 Prachi Garg PGPM 2012 Alumna Prachi Garg’s (PGPM Class of 2012) interview on her latest book - 'The Legends of a Startup Guy' has been published by The Hindu recently. Ms. Prachi talks about the book and also how she launched her startup while pursuing MBA from Great Lakes in this interview.
9 Prasad Raj Flex 2014 Prasad Raj was interviewed and featured for his startup Brown Bread Company by Kalaignar TV in their special program. Prasad started fitness studio – Ignite 101 couple of years back along with Brown Bread Company that sells healthy meal and snacks.
10 Kartik Kannan  PGPM 2008 Featured in an special story titled ‘A Loan Traveller’ by Times of India.
11 Gaurav Chopra PGPM 2018  Article on his experience and learning Advanced Management Program (AMP) by Great Lakes at IAE, Bordeaux, France has been published by The Hindu 
12 Prachi Garg  PGPM 2012 Featured by CNN Traveller as part of their special program: “Destination India”. Prachi and her sister were interviewed on behalf of their start-up – that organizes women-only adventures and corporate team-building events. 
13 Arvind Soju  PGPM 2018  Laker Arvind Soju from PGPM 2018 and his team at EAT (Eat at Trivandrum) have been profiled by The Hindu. Arvind runs a Facebook page EAT that usually discusses about the food and places to dine in the city.  During the month of July - August when Kerala was stuck by Flood, Arvind and his team came forward and initiated food and other relied material supply across various camps in the city. 
14 Muralidhar Selvamani  PGPM 2009 Article on how to manage a work-life balance and master the communication at a cross-cultural organization published by The Hindu
15 Rahul Ganapathy  PGPM Flex 2012 Article on Helping Businesses Leverage IoT for Refrigeration and Energy Monitoring has been published by the CIO Review Magazine
16 Swathikrishna Vinay  PGDM 2015  Featured by Manorama News Channel for the Stock Market Analysis program that is telecasted as part of the Business News segment at 5 PM every day during the month of June 
17 Rajiv Ambat Menon PGPM 2011 Interviewed in New Indian Experess as part of getting featured among 40 Under 40 – South India’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs by the pubication.
18 Prachi Garg  PGPM 2012 Featured by ‘Griha Shoba’ (a biweekly magazine aimed at Indian woman) as one among the Top 10 Iron Woman Achiever in India for the year 2018
19 Deepak Kumar N PGPM Flex 2016 Interviewed exclusively by Analytics India Magazine 
20 Kunal Prasad PGPM 2011 featured in NextBigWhat for his start-up – CropIn Technology Solutions
21 Prachi Garg  PGPM 2012 Quoted in a travel story by Entrepreneur India Magazine online on how tech is shaping the future of travel industry
22 Arun Kumar  PGPM 2006 Arun Kumar’s startup along with four other entrepreneurs have been profiled by The New Indian Express- Indulge.


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